Nikola Halcyone
Director of Hugs | Positivity Associate | Listener, Advocate, Facilitator

she | her | hers Hi y’all, I’m Nikola Halcyone. I have deep gratitude for the Umonhon People who this city was named for and whose land I’ve lived on since birth. I’m a white, queer, cisgender woman with a chronic pain condition who uses a wheelchair. I’m a born, raised, + currently practicing Nichiren Buddhist who works full-time and is in graduate school. I love people. My entire life revolves around my love for people. I love their stories and I’m honored to be the keeper of stories from actors who are Vietnam veterans + song-writers who are formerly incarcerated; engineers turned elected officials + civil rights attorneys turned non-profit collaborators; Latinx social workers, trans baristas, Black PhDs, gay pastors, Lakota teachers, disabled superheroes, + Japanese grandmas; curious high school students, determined young professionals, + accomplished CEOs. I hold each story as sacred, taking action to make the next generation of stories more equitable. I have a huge crush on Rachel Maddow + U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. Jean-Luc Picard is the best Captain. Nothing else matters when there’s a baby around.

What would you say to a friend considering a move to our city?

Peter

I love Omaha. I left to get an MBA at a top 15 university and I want to move back. Sadly Omaha lacks jobs for recent MBAs or does not come close to competing on salary or upward mobility for folks like me. How can we bring management to this great city?

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